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If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning." But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that. Read on for more.

John Millard Gilkey, MD
(434) 384-0544
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1972

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Lewis Puller Dabney, MD
(434) 385-7818
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va
Group Practice: Women'S Health Svc-Central Va

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Regina Elizabeth Auth, MD
(434) 386-0700
2900 Old Forest Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980

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Wade A Neiman
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wade Albert Neiman, MD
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va
Group Practice: Women's Health Svc-Central VA

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Michelle M Martel, MD
(434) 528-5290
2215 Langhorne Rd Ste 101
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sherbrooke, Fac De Med, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Matthew John Tompkins, MD
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jeffrey Walton Bell, MD
(434) 528-2212
PO Box 10455
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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William F Baker
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Elizabeth Vanderburgh
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Drive
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Family Planning, What Family Planning Means for Dads and Moms

Family Planning - What Dads and Moms Need to Know


If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning". But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that.

What Family Planning Really Means

Family planning refers to:
  • Deciding how many children you will have
  • Planning when to have a child and the time interval between children
  • Selecting suitable birth control methods to prevent pregnancy

What Family Planning Does NOT Mean

Due to lack of information on family planning, many couples may make decisions that can haunt them for life. Here is what you should know about family planning:

Family Planning is NOT a one-man show

Family planning is a joint decision between the husband and wife . It is important to make informed decisions based on your as well as your spouse's needs. For this, couples should work toward developing an open communication channel between both partners with consideration for each other's feelings and desires.
  • Talk about your desires and aspirations.
  • Listen to your partner to understand his or her needs.
  • Build trust by respecting your partner's feelings and accepting differences in opinion.

It is also important to speak to a family planning counselor who can guide you and your spouse through the various birth control options available and help you evaluate the pros and cons of each.

Family planning decisions are NOT universal

Each couple is different and has different needs. What may be right for you may not be right for another couple. Your family planning decisions may depend on several factors, including personal finances, health issues, and the time you and your spouse can devote for your future children.

Family planning is NOT only about abstinence

One reason many couples opt out of family planning is because they believe it involves refraining from sex. While abstinence is one of the best birth control methods, there are many other options that you can use and still enjoy a satisfying sex life.

Here are some common birth control methods and their effectiveness (according to the Family Planning Council).

Birth Control Method Effectiveness or Chances of NOT Getting Pregnant
Condoms (for males and females) 86% - 97% for male condoms
79% - 95% for female condoms
Diaphragm...

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